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January cruise deals for up to 30% off your next holiday

Set sail while the weather is warm and the cruise deals are hot.

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When it comes to cruises, January is the best time to cash in on the best sea getaways.

January is right in the middle of wave season, which runs from October until April. Once it hits that halfway point, prices start to drop. Here are some of the best bargains out there this season.

Cruise deals that are available right now


Up to $400 OBC worldwide cruises

Expires 31 Aug 2022
Available on select cruises from 2022–2023 on destinations including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Alaska, Europe and more. T&Cs apply.

Up to 45% off Australia and New Zealand cruises

Available on select dates in 2022–2023 with Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night cruise with Carnival Cruises.

Up to 10% off worldwide cruises

Verified 5 days ago Expires 31 Jul 2022
Available on cruises in 2023 when you pay in full within 3 days of booking. Destinations include Paris, Peru, Egypt and more. T&Cs apply.

Up to $100 OBC + 50% off deposits on cruises

Verified 5 days ago Expires 4 Jul 2022
Available on select travel dates from 2022 – 2024. Destinations include Hobart, Moreton Island, Sydney, Noumea, Cairns, Port Douglas and more. T&Cs apply.

18-day Caribbean cruise with flights from $3,999

Expires 11 Jul 2022
Available on 23 February 2023. Includes return airfare departing from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, 4-night stay in New York, 11-night cruise with Norwegian Cruise Lines, onboard meals and more.

Up to $1,500 off all-inclusive Europe cruise with flights

Expires 31 Aug 2022
Available on select travel dates in 2023. Destinations include Danube, Italy, Venice, Amsterdam, Paris and more. T&Cs apply.

Up to $1,500 off 2022 cruises

Expires 31 Jul 2022
Available on select Europe cruises including Vienna, Paris, Milan, Zurich, Budapest and more. T&Cs apply.

Get 3 free amenities with Celebrity Cruises

Available on Alaska cruise in 2022–2023. T&Cs apply.

Get exclusive offers and discounts

Sign up you email address and get exclusive discounts and perks on cruises. T&Cs apply.

Macau ferry tickets from US$26

Available on select dates on tickets departing from Hong Kong.

New Zealand ferry tickets from US$42

Available on select dates until 2022 on tickets between Picton and Wellington.

3+ nights last-minute cruises from US$89

Available on select travel dates with Royal Caribbean, MSC Cruises, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night Bahamas cruise with Carnival Cruises. Destinations include Australia, Japan, Vietnam, Italy, Alaska and more. T&Cs apply.

Up to 71% off holiday cruises

Available on select cruises in 2022–2024 with Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises, MSC cruises and more. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Singapore, Caribbean, Bahamas and more.

Greece: Blue Star Ferries tickets from EUR€20

Available on select travel dates for economy class. T&Cs apply.

Up to 50% off river cruises

Available on select travel dates. Destinations include Egypt, London, Morocco, Jordan, Vietnam, Germany, Austria, Brussels and more.

Popular Cruises coupon codes

Last checked Code description Code
10 Jun 2022 Up to $400 OBC worldwide cruises ********
23 Mar 2022 Up to 45% off Australia and New Zealand cruises ********
27 Jun 2022 Up to 10% off worldwide cruises ********
27 Jun 2022 Up to $100 OBC + 50% off deposits on cruises ********
20 Jun 2022 18-day Caribbean cruise with flights from $3,999 ********

Everything you need to know about wave season cruise deals

Wave season is for cruise what Vogue Online Shopping Night is for fashion. It’s the time of the year when cruise liners go into a frenzy of offering bonuses like free upgrades and onboard credit. That is, on top of cabin sales.

Wave season bargains generally last for 3 months from January to March and are for sailings throughout the year and into the following year to various destinations. Check back here for deals as they come in.

Frequently asked questions about January cruise sales

How to find the best cruise deals

  • Be flexible. Booking the cruise in advance can help you save money. The further out your travel dates are, the more likely you'll be able to secure a deal with more options available, too. Consider booking outside of school holiday periods and peak season to avoid inflated prices.
  • Book with a cruise line that suits your needs and travel style. Some cruises feature water slides and kids' clubs, whereas others feature themed dinners, spa experiences and cabaret shows that will entice a more mature audience. Check out our best cruises for your needs page to ensure you're booking a cruise that suits the needs of everyone you're travelling with.
  • Consider the deposit and cancellation policy prior to booking. A great deal can be attractive, but you will need to consider other factors before you press "book now". Check the cruise lines website for the cancellation policy before booking to see how cancelling will affect your booking if you change your mind or if travelling during your selected dates is no longer viable.
  • Travel last minute. It may not be an option for everyone to travel on a whim, but it doesn't benefit a cruise line to sail with empty rooms. Look at departure dates coming up soon and look out for discounted deals. To get you feeling inspired, check out our curated list of the best places to cruise to in January.
  • Contemplate the deal. Cruise lines often offer deals that can be as trivial as offering free ice cream for the duration of your trip. It's better to look out for deals that include discounts on either the cruise itself, free flights or onboard credits. Looking out for these deals will save you from spending money in other areas of your trip.
  • Stay inside. Booking an interior cabin can help you to save big. Although you will be giving up a room with a window, it's not a far walk to access panoramic ocean views from a deck.

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